Re: [CR]1979 Speedwell Titanium on UK Ebay

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Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 12:08:08 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR]1979 Speedwell Titanium on UK Ebay
To: "Norris Lockley" <>
From: Brandon Ives <>
In-Reply-To: <000801c6182c$e5510e40$2cea4254@Norris>

Norris I agree that this is a good example of one of these bikes. I think the main problem with the sale of this bike is the seller only wants local pick-up of the bike. Also even if they were willing to ship anywhere I think he wants a bit too much money. I'd love to have

one of these, but in general they're not that popular and the frame prices I've seen are generally pretty low. The last frame and fork I saw sell was really clean and sold for $600 USD and I've seen frames alone go for much less. When I look at the bike I see something that will cost at around $1200 USD shipped to my door based on the sellers reserve price. I've seen these speced with Suntour, Shimano, and Campagnolo parts so I think that any of those would be "correct." On the down side I think Dura-Ace of the period is really not sought after

and really doesn't get any real price on Ebay. If the bike was full Campy the seller most likely wouldn't have a problem reaching their reserve. Of course that would only be if they were willing to ship anywhere. best, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives Vancouver, B.C.

On Friday, Jan 13, 2006, at 02:34 US/Pacific, Norris Lockley wrote:
> I remember that these Speedwells have been discussed a few times on the
> LIst over the past eighteen months, either as "Speedwells" or in one of
> their other incarnations such as the recent very expensive
> "Lamborghini"
>, a 21.5", has just surfaced on UK eBay, and the frame looks
> to
> be in very remarkable condition, although the equipment, largely
> Dura-Ace may not be original.
> The Ebay No is 7210090965, with the bike standing at £51 with just
> over a day to go. There is a reserve which, at this rate, unless the
> serious bidders are keeping their powder dry until the last ten
> minutes,
> will not be reached.
> No connection to the seller..although I am interested in the interest,
> or lack of it, in this machine, because I have two of my own that will
> have to be sold some day.
> Norris Lockley, Settle UK